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Challenger Elementary
1 (256) 428-7060   |   
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13555 Chaney Thompson Rd. SE
Blue Ribbon School

Lillian Smith

Greetings! It is my honor to serve as your child's second grade teacher. I am a Georgia peach from the city of Atlanta! I enjoy reading, traveling with my husband, and spending time with our son. My philosophy of education is "Every student can learn, just not in the same way.” Each child is a unique individual who needs guided instruction that will address the needs of their learning style. It is my desire as an educator to meet those needs by providing a secure, nurturing, learning environment in which students grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, and socially. My focus is to maximize every learning opportunity so that students can excel to their fullest learning potential and take ownership of their learning. I believe all students are gifted; they just open their gifts at different times. Let's A.I.M. High and have a successful school year!!
B.S. Early Education Childhood Education (Paine College)
M. Ed. Curriculum and Instruction (Augusta State University)
Ed. S. Teaching and Learning (Augusta State University)
ALSDE Class AA Early Childhood Education
ALSDE Class AA Elementary Education
I began my teaching career in the year of 2007 in Augusta, Georgia. In 2010, I relocated back to my hometown of Atlanta, Georgia to teach. In Atlanta, I was awarded Teacher of the Year along with several other accolades, and I completed endorsements in Reading, Gifted, and English Language Learners. After I got married in 2014, I relocated to Florence, South Carolina where I completed my certification in Montessori Early Childhood Education, Montessori Elementary 1, and Read2Succeed. In 2019, I relocated to Huntsville with my family. Throughout my teaching career, I have taught grades K-4, Lower Montessori, and Reading Recovery.